A Dose of Sanity… Part Nine
When I watch the debate in the United States on their “taking heads” news shows about the issue of contraceptives and religious medical institutions having to provide them under their health care plan, and I see the leaders of religions (oddly enough it seems they are all men doing the talking for both sexes), equating it to the slippery slope of Nazi Germany, the persecution of the Church, and other such sensationalists ramblings I can’t help but think of that spoiled one-child-in-the-family-syndrome. Use to getting what they want in their own way in life, and when one thing does not go their way, they scream… “Persecution!!!!, why are you not listening to me”?.
To say that the Catholic Church (and religion in general) in the United States is under attack is like saying the United States has an inferior military. In fact the two seem the perfect metaphor for each other. Both are larger, have more control, power, money and influence than the combined (for the church) thoughts (for the military) forces of the next fifteen (or more) behind them…. and both are constantly saying how much they never have enough and are always under attack.
Is not crying about someone trying to push their values on you while you are using the exact same tatics in your argument against theirs (but saying yours is “different… because it is gods laws”) strange to only me? Silly, silly humans.
For a country that is constantly on the guard and pointing out the zealots of other nations in their religious ideologies, it seems many a person there turn a blind eye to their own.
……Or maybe that is just the perception of a person whom does not live there and can see outside “the bubble”